Saturday, March 25, 2017

Chat Room Interviews

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Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
Toby Oliver, ACS, Reflects On "Get Out"
Lensed by Toby Oliver, ACS, the comedy-horror film Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is a hit, recently bowing in the #1 slot in the U.S. weekend box office. Get Out has also garnered critical acclaim for its dark, subversive commentary about racial tensions. The film stars Daniel...
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017
Ryan Gosling Reflects On Working With Director Terrence Malick On "Song to Song"
Even amid the chaotic melee on the Dolby Theatre stage during the infamous best-picture Oscar flub, Ryan Gosling was typically unflappable. While most reacted with shock and confusion, there was the "La La Land" star - cool and bemused - chuckling on the side of the stage. "What can you say?"...
Monday, Mar. 20, 2017
"Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner Discusses Book, Amazon Series
"Mad Men" is a key part of the TV's modern golden age, and a detailed reminder of why has arrived. A new two-volume, 1,000-page book set contains photos and portraits, script pages, interviews and Dead Sea Scrolls-like minutiae, including series creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner's early...
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017
Director Danny Boyle Reflects On His Return To "Trainspotting"
It's been over 20 years since "Trainspotting" took audiences deep inside the alluring, unsettling world of young, Scottish, Iggy Pop-loving heroin junkies and director Danny Boyle is feeling reflective. Since his massively successful second feature film, Boyle has won an Oscar, directed the Opening...
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
Composer Hurwitz Discusses The Evolving Score for "La La Land"
For "La La Land" composer and songwriter Justin Hurwitz, it's been a long, laborious ride from dreaming up the musical with his old college roommate Damien Chazelle over six years ago to becoming the toast of awards season. His catchy score and songs have broken through, too, securing their own...
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Chat Room: Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS
When Theodore (Ted) Melfi was interviewed for SHOOT’s Fall 2016 Director Profile, he discussed what drew him to cinematographer Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, for Hidden Figures. “I had never met Mandy before but her work in Australia, particularly on the feature Tracks (2013), is so stunning,” assessed...
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017
Chante Adams Makes Feature Acting Debut On Sundance Stage With "Roxanne, Roxanne" 
Actress Chante Adams had just graduated from Carnegie Mellon University when she got a call from a casting agent who wanted her to audition to be the lead in the Roxanne Shante biopic "Roxanne, Roxanne." Adams had no feature credits to her name and a background in theater. But the agent saw...
Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
Diamond Marketing Isn't Forever; De Beers CEO Discusses Changes in Ad Strategy
Instead of romantic proposals and engagement rings, the commercials trying to sell a new generation on diamonds show young couples rolling around on a bed, arguing in a car and even questioning whether they'll ever marry. The ads are one way the diamond industry is trying to reach millennials, the...
Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
Chat Room: Nicholas Britell Reflects On "Moonlight"
Among composer Nicholas Britell’s notable credits prior to director/writer Barry Jenkins’ recently released, lauded feature Moonlight is the score for director Adam McKay’s Oscar-nominated film The Big Short. Britell’s music was also featured prominently in the Best Picture Oscar-winning 12 Years a...
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016
"Rules Don't Apply" Stars Discuss Warren Beatty
At the heart of Warren Beatty's long-in-the-making "Rules Don't Apply" is a burgeoning but forbidden romance between a pair of wide-eyed young adults, freshly plucked from their traditional upbringings and thrust into the capricious world of Howard Hughes and 1958 Hollywood. Serving as distant...